A population of rabbits triples every month. Assume we start out with 100 rabbits.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

a. How many rabbits are there after 4 months

b. How long until there are 50,000 rabbits?

2. Relevant equations

... this is where I am running into the trouble... I'm really not sure how to create the equation to solve these problems...

The only attempt I've made at a solution has been

100 * 3 * 3 * 3 * 3 = amount of rabbits after 4 months?

Any help here would be greatly appreciated

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# Homework Help: Simple word problem involving exponents

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